Black Fire Pulaski Cut (2022)

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Incident Date: 6/14/2022

[State]: New Mexico
[Date]: 06/14/2022
[Incident Type]: Medical or Exertion or Heat

An IHC crewmember was moving through thick brush on the fire line while responding to a new start (crew was on loan for IA response), using a Pulaski to help stabilize while moving and inadvertently swung the tool into the lower leg, resulting in a laceration to the right shin (approx. 1” in length and ¾” in depth). Initial first aid provided by EMT-B-certified crew member, then patient transported to a regional medical center. Patient restricted to light duty and transport home planned for the following day.

[This data was provided by the USFS Weekly Summary Report.]

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